Hajduk Split youth ace sent off for X-rated Simeone celebration after scoring

FOLLOW your heroes, it is often said. Never meet them, they add.

But they never mention the red card that will head your way.

That is what happened to Hajduk Split Under-19 star Tino Blaz Laus.

The youngster celebrated his goal in the 3-1 win over fellow Croatian side Hrvatski Dragovoljac yesterday.

Laus scored his side's third goal 11 minutes after half-time and celebrated Simeone Style.

He emulated the Atletico Madrid boss' X-rated crotch-grabbing move he did against Juventus last month.


His Atleti side had just taken a 2-0 lead after the first leg of their Champions League tie.

Just like with Simeone, it came back to bite Laus.

Simeone and Atletico were dumped out after Cristiano Ronaldo's second-leg hat-trick, completed with a similar celebration.

And for Laus, he was given an early bath.

Referee Ivan Vuckovic did not see the funny side and sent the youngster – already booked – off for a straight red. Then Laus covered his face with his shirt as he trudged off the field.

Uefa, meanwhile, did not punish Simeone or Ronaldo for the move.

Simeone insisted he did the move to demonstrate that his side had shown "cojones" but was not angry with Ronaldo for seemingly copying him.

Good effort, Laus.

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